We have already posted a guide earlier that details the whole process of rooting your Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) step-by-step. But now the well known XDA forum member named Chainfire has come up with an alternative kernel to root your Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII). This is particularly well suited to the beginner users, and those that want to remain as close as possible to the stock firmware while still having a root. Please note that this rooting method consist of only flashing the kernel which is itself taken from stock Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) kernel and extended with the following features by Chainfire:
- Superuser 126.96.36.199
- Busybox v1.16.2androidminimal (from CWM)
- Integrated CWM 188.8.131.52
Please also make note of the following points:
CF-Root includes a custom version of CWM3.
CF-Root/CWM3 is NOT compatible with ROM Manager! Manage/perform your backup/restores from CWM directly or using the CWM Manager application included with CF-Root
After downloading don’t forget to unzip the CF-Root-xxx-vX.X.zip file!
Note: Rooting, Jailbreaking or customizing your device can be risky, and you may end-up bricking your device! Follow the instructions posted here at your own responsibility as InspiredGeek will not be responsible for any damage to your device.
After downloading the kernel you need to use the ODIN software to flash the kernel to get the root. Please follow out guide: How to Root Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) Using Odin and SuperOneClick ? to flash the kernel. Method is exactly the same except that you need to use the kernel that you download here NOT the one that is mentioned in that guide (after unzipping).
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